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What’s happening, John Scofield?

The programme of the 40th anniversary festival culminates on Sunday with a duo of guitarist John Scofield and bassist Dave Holland. We got Scofield for a small interview straight from the tour.

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What’s Happening, Yazz Ahmed?

Yazz Ahmed, who opens the Saturday afternoon concert at Pakkahuone, arrives in Finland straight from the Azores. Her new album Polyhymnia is named after the Greek Muse and dedicated to women – and first and foremost to the “courage, determination, and creativity of women”.

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What’s Happening, ESINAM?

ESINAM, who recently released her debut album, will perform solo at the opening concert of Tampere Jazz Happening. She is arriving in Finland for the first time in her career, and a lot is happening in her life at the moment.

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Reiska Laine Quintet
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What’s Happening, Reiska Laine?

Drummer Reiska Laine has made it his mission in life to accompany and encourage other musicians: “An important part of my task as a musician is to boost and help the soloists to create their best possible performances – these musicians who will have their name in the headline of a magazine”.

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Iro Haarla Quartet
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What’s Happening, Iro Haarla?

Yrjö Award winner of 2006 Iro Haarla talks about her love of birds and plans for the future, that consist of performances with musicians from Tampere and Australia.

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Jukka Gustavson Prognosis
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What’s Happening, Jukka Gustavson?

Longtime musician, pioneer of progressive rock Jukka Gustavson will perform at Tampere Jazz Happening after a ten-year break. On his new album, Prognosis, Gustavson discusses the sore spots of society, but according to Gustavson, better things are yet to come.

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Selma Juudit Alessandra
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What’s Happening, Selma Savolainen?

“If I were to start music from scratch, I would play the electric guitar loud and good as hell,” says singer-songwriter Selma Savolainen, whose band Selma Juudit Alessandra is performing at Tampere Jazz Happening for the first time.

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